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2020 Kwikset Products, Prices, Pictures & Reviews


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Whether you are having a locksmith install a lock for you or if you are more of a DIY person, Kwikset is one of the main lock brands you will encounter. In this article, we’ll dig into everything you need to know about Kwikset locks.


What is Kwikset?
Kwikset SmartKey Security
How do I choose a Kwikset Electronic lock?
Kwikset Smart Lock
Kwikset Kevo
Kwikset Locks
Kwikset Deadbolt
Kwikset Door Knobs
Kwikset Door Handle
Kwikset Smartkey Rekey Kit
Where to Buy Kwikset?
Schlage vs Kwikset
Kwikset warranty
Kwikset customer service

What is Kwikset?

Kwikset is a leading residential lock manufacturer that has been around since 1946. They bring peace of mind to homeowners through their commitment to the highest levels of safety and security by always meeting, but often exceeding, industry standards.

Kwikset is known for their quality, durability, innovation, and style. They offer a large variety of Kwikset door locks and door hardware, including deadbolts, knobs, handle sets, levers, electronic keypads, security sets, and accessories. They also offer a light commercial line.

Their patented Kwikset Smart Key deadbolts, Kwikset keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, and first-to-market smart locks are state-of-the-art. And with their large range of styles and finishes, every homeowner can find an attractive and secure lock solution for them.

Kwikset SmartKey Security

kwikset smart key

Kwikset SmartKey Security uses patented technology to protect against the most common forms of break ins, while also making it easy and convenient to rekey your own locks.

Kwikset SmartKey Benefits:

  • Pick resistant
  • Bump proof
  • Re-key technology

Kwikset offers many products with SmartKey Security technology, including:

  • Knobs
  • Deadbolts
  • Levers
  • Handlesets
  • Electronic Locks
  • Padlocks

Here are some of the models available with SmartKey technology:

Kwikset 980

Style: Traditional

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt with Kwikset Z-Wave technology

Finishes:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Antique Nickle
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • Antique Brass
  • Rustic Bronze
  • Rustic Pewter
  • Iron Black
  • Lifetime Polished Brass

Cost: $35-$48

Is Kwikset SmartKey Safe?

The Kwikset SmartKey rekeying feature works due to a reprogrammable cylinder that allows users to reprogram the locks to any key within minutes. This leads many people to wonder, is it safe?

Yes! Kwikset SmartKey locks are so secure that they brought in some of the top locksmiths and challenged them to break into the lock, and they couldn’t.

Tutorials for rekeying the locks are available on the Kwikset website and if you run into any Kwikset Smart Key problems, they offer SmartKey support here.

How to re-key your SmartKey Security locks?

The primary tool you need is Kwikset SmartKey Security Re-Key Kit, which you can pick up in your local Home Depot or Lowe’s store for $11. Then follow the manual.

How do I choose a Kwikset Electronic lock?

There are many options to choose from, so you can be sure to find one that fits your needs. Here are the quick questions to help you choose.

  • Do you want to control and monitor your lock from your iPhone or Android phone?

  • If you wish to control your lock from your smartphone, ask following question: do you need to be able to lock and unlock from anywhere (over internet) or just bluetooth range (about 60 feet)?

    • If you wish to connect with your lock via bluetooth, Kwikset Kevo and Kevo convert is the best fit. You can choose PREMIS (iPhone only.) and AURA.
  • If you want to access your lock over the internet, ensure you have already purchased a compatible smarthub.

    • Z-wave smarthub can work with both Android and Apple iOS devices. The most popular hubs are Ring Hub, Wink Hub and Samsung SmartThings Hub.
    • If you have Apple TV or HomePod as your hub, the only model you can choose is PREMIS.
  • For Z-wave hub, you can choose following models with different styles:

Kwikset SmartCode

Kwikset SmartCode products are some of the best keyless entry technologies on the market.

Below are some of the top models:

Kwikset SmartCode 909

smartcode 909

SmartCode 909 is the entry level Kwikset Electronic deadbolt. It’s not compatible with either Ring Video Doorbell or Amazon Alexa.

Style: Traditional

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Venetian Bronze
  • Lifetime Polishes Brass

Cost: $97-$125

Features:

  • One touch locking with a motorized deadbolt & back lit keypad for increased visibility
  • Eight customizable access codes plus a master code option ; Compatible with Kwikset (KW1) keyway
  • Latch has adjustable backset 2 to 38 to 2 to 34 inches to fit all standard door preparations ;
  • Featuring SmartKey Security re-key technology

Kwikset SmartCode 910

smartcode 910

Kwikset SmartCode 910 works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately). Model 910TRL, 910CNT, 910S TRL, and 910S CNT are compatible with Ring alarm.

Style: Contemporary

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt with Zigbee technology

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Chrome
  • Polished Chrome

Cost: $165-$190

Features:

  • Does NOT work via Zigbee, and is incompatible with Xfinity;SmartKey Security is compatible with Kwikset (KW1) keyway
  • For use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed. Replaces any deadbolt for keyless entry convenience
  • Program up to 30 custom user access codes
  • Backup keyway featuring SmartKey re key technology
  • Compatible with Z Wave home automation systems. Z Wave certification numbers: ZC08 13100007; ZC08 10020007; ZC08 11110001

Kwikset SmartCode 913

Style: Traditional

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Venetian Bronze
  • Lifetime Polishes Brass

Cost: $119-$240

Kwikset SmartCode 914

Style: Traditional

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt with Kwikset Z-Wave technology

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Venetian Bronze
  • Lifetime Polishes Brass

Cost: $160-$180

Kwikset SmartCode 916

Style: Contemporary

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt with Kwikset Z-Wave technology

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Venetian Bronze
  • Iron Black
  • Polished Chrome

Cost: $179

Kwikset Smart Lock

With the Kwikset Smart Lock, you can provide safety for your family even when you’re away from the house.

Smart Lock Basics

Smart Lock Basics allow you to remotely lock and unlock your home using your smartphone.

Features:

  • Military-grade PKI encryption – most advanced encryption technologies available
  • User authentication – two-factor authentication to access your account
  • Data encryption – translates data into a code that can only be read by people with access
  • Securescreen Technology – Prevents fingerprint code detection
  • Auto Lock – automatically locks your door if it’s left unlocked
  • Mastercode – restricts users from adding, changing or deleting codes
  • Backup Key – a physical key that can be used as a backup

Compatible with:

  • Ring Video Doorbell
  • Samsung SmartThings
  • IFTTT
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Z-Wave
  • ZigBee
  • HomeKit

Model Options:

  • Kevo
  • Premis
  • Smartcode Home Connect
  • Obsidian Home Connect
  • Smart Lock Conversion Kit
  • Aura – Smart door lock with Bluetooth technology
  • Halo – Wi-Fi enabled Smart Door lock

Bluetooth Keypad Smart Lock

Bluetooth Keypad Smart Lock uses simple smart lock programming that can be accessed on your smartphone through Bluetooth technology.

Kwikset Obsidian

Kwikset Obsidian is a sleek design with touchscreen technology. It is a contemporary but low-profile design that makes coming and going a breeze.

Kwikset Kevo

Kwikset Kevo is a touch-to-open smart lock that lets your smartphone become your key. It guarantees advanced Kwikset Smart Lock security with multi-level military-grade encryption.

With Kevo Convert, you can keep your existing deadbolt and make it smart. Just replacing the interior part of your lock, transform your existing deadbolt into a smart lock with keyless access.

Options:

  • Kevo Contemporary (new square style)
  • Kevo Traditional (regular round lock)
  • Kevo Convert (turn your lock into a smart lock with a lock conversion kit)
  • Kevo Plus (gives you remote access when used with a Kevo Smart Lock)
  • Kevo Fob (don’t need a smartphone – requires a Kevo Smart Lock)

Kwikset Locks

Kwikset locks are some of the leading locks available.

Each of the Kwikset door locks undergo rigorous testing with BHMA requirements to ensure the highest level of durability and security. They are put through thousands of hours of extremely intense tests.

When you go with a Kwikset lock, you can feel safe and secure in your home.

Kwikset Deadbolt

Each Kwikset deadbolt is professional grade, certified by Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, and meets the American National Standards Institute for security and durability.

Options:

  • Round
  • Square
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Mobile home deadbolt

Mechanical deadbolts

600 Contemporary Round Deadbolt

600 Contemporary Square Deadbolt

600 Series Deadbolt

Mobile Home Deadbolt

780 Series Deadbolt

980 Series Deadbolt

Austin Deadbolt

Downtown Deadbolt

Gatelatch Deadbolt

Halifax Deadbolt

Milan Deadbolt

Uptown Deadbolt

11 finishes to choose from:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Antique Nickle
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • Antique Brass
  • Rustic Bronze
  • Rustic Pewter
  • Iron Black
  • Lifetime Polished Brass

Kwikset Halifax

Kwikset Halifax is a contemporary lever that comes in numerous different styles and finishes.

Style: Contemporary

Door Knob Type: Lever

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Satin Chrome
  • Polished Chrome
  • Venetian Bronze
  • Iron Black

Cost: $25-$50

Keyless Entry Deadbolts

Kwikset keyless entry deadbolts remove the need to use keys by allowing users to enter with a code and lock it with one button.

Models:

909 SmartCode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt

909 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt

913 Smartcode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt

913 Smartcode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt

915 Smartcode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt

915 Smartcode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt

Powerbolt2 Electronic Deadbolt

Powerbolt2 Electronic Deadbolt with Blaboa Lever

Obsidian Keyless Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt

Each comes in 1-4 of the following finishes:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • Iron Black
  • Lifetime Polished Brass

Smart Deadbolts

Kwikset smart deadbolts use multi-level encryption technology and dual-factor authentication, and they offer a convenient auto-locking feature. They allow homeowners to gain control of their home’s security even when they’re away from the home.

Benefits:

  • Keyless entry – Use a personal code to open.
  • Access Control – Use Home Connect technology with a Kwikset smart lock so that you can lock your doors from anywhere.
  • Remote Locking/Unlocking – Control your lock with your Smartphone, receive notifications when loved ones arrive home, and monitor who comes and goes.
  • Home Management – Integrate with your security system to set up scenes and trigger events.

Models:

910 SmartCode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt with Zigbee Technology

910 SmartCode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

910 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt with Zigbee Technology

910 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

914 SmartCode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

914 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt with Zigbee Technology

914 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

916 SmartCode Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

916 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt with Zigbee Technology

916 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

Aura Bluetooth Enabled Smart Lock

Halo Keypad Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Lock

Halo Touchscreen Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Lock

Touchscreen Smart Deadbolt with Zigbee Technology

Obsidian Keywayless Electronic Touchscreen Smart Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

Each comes in 1-5 of the following finishes:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Polished Chrome
  • Satin Chrome
  • Iron Black
  • Lifetime Polished Brass

Kwikset Obsidian

Style: Contemporary

Deadbolt Type: Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt with Touchscreen Technology

Finishes:

  • Satin Nickel
  • Venetian Bronze

Cost: $170-$300

Kwikset Door Knobs

Kwikset door knobs come in a variety of styles, finishes, and functions.

11 finishes to choose from:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Antique Nickle
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • Antique Brass
  • Rustic Bronze
  • Rustic Pewter
  • Iron Black
  • Lifetime Polished Brass

In addition, they also offer antimicrobial finishes to help stop the spread of germs.

Models:

  • Abbey Knob
  • Aliso Knob
  • Cameron Knob
  • Circa Knob
  • Cover Knob
  • Hancock Knob
  • Juno Knob
  • Laurel Knob
  • Mobile Home Knob
  • Phoenix Knob
  • Pismo Round Knob
  • Pismo Square Knob
  • Polo Knob
  • Tylo Knob

Functions:

  • Hall & Closet
  • Bed Bath
  • Keyed Entry
  • Non-turning (decorative)

Kwikset Door Handle

Kwikset door handles and handlesets come in a variety of styles and finishes. You can purchase complete sets, exterior only sets, or handles only.

11 finishes to choose from:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Antique Nickle
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • Antique Brass
  • Rustic Bronze
  • Rustic Pewter
  • Iron Black
  • Lifetime Polished Brass

Functions:

  • Keyed one side – deadbolt that opens with a key on the exterior and with a turn piece on the interior
  • Keyed both sides – deadbolt is keyed on the interior and exterior (must use a key to lock or unlock on both sides)
  • Handle only – comes in knob/lever or as exterior only; can pair it with a deadbolt of your choosing
  • Pull only – no mechanical latch mechanism

Kwikset Smartkey Rekey Kit

Kwikset Rekey Kits contain a number of identical keys as well as alternate keys that can be used to provide temporary access to your home or to re-key your home.

They can be used with any Kwikset SmartKey Security locks.

Average cost is about $12.

Where to Buy Kwikset?

Kwikset locks and accessories are sold through retailers, distributors, and Home Connect dealers. Enter your zipcode here to find a location near you.

Some of the main retailers include:

  • Sears
  • Lowe’s
  • The Home Depot
  • Menards
  • Amazon
  • Wayfair
  • Build
  • Grainger
  • DoorLocks Direct
  • com
  • Do It Best
  • ACE Hardware
  • Taylor Security & Lock
  • Gokeyless
  • com
  • com
  • American Builders Outlet
  • DHC

Schlage vs Kwikset

Kwikset and Schlage are the two main brands for residential locks. Both companies produce a wide range of locks, but there are some differences between the two:

  • Schlage has a line of commercial locks, whereas Kwikset is focused mainly on residential with a "light commercial" line.
  • Since they offer commercial locks, Schlage focuses on industrial-level, high-security locks.
  • Schlage products tend to be bigger and heavier duty, making their prices about double the price of Kwikset products.
  • Kwikset SmartKey is more high-tech than what is offered by Schlage.

Kwikset warranty

Does Kwikset have lifetime warranty?

This product comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty to the original residential user of Kwikset against defects in material and workmanship as long as the original user occupies the residential premises upon which the product was originally installed. One year electronic warranty.

Kwikset customer service

Sources:

1. Works With Ring Locks Compatible With Ring Alarm

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